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Pastor did meth with parishioners, performed exorcism on 1-year-old

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by essentialsaltes, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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    Lloyd Eddie Lasker Jr., pastor of the House of Refuge and Deliverance Ministries church in Mayflower, was arrested at a gas station with meth and a pipe on Sept. 22, according to court documents obtained by The News & Observer.

    Four days earlier, police in nearby Conway responded to the church for a welfare check and discovered a 21-month-old child with “multiple bruises from head to toe,” as well as the boy’s mother and the 49-year-old pastor.

    The boy’s mother claimed he “was possessed by a demon” before he was taken to a hospital, where he was admitted into an intensive care unit with a brain bleed and extreme malnourishment, police said.

    Officers also found a bag of suspected meth during a search of the church, as well as a shotgun at Lasker’s home, court documents show. As an ex-felon, Lasker had been barred from possessing handguns, The News & Observer reports.

    Cops also found a pipe and more meth on the truck’s passenger side, where Lasker had been sitting. A second man, Timothy Bynum, was standing near the driver’s side, police said.

    Bynum told officers the drugs belonged to Lasker, who denied knowing the pipe and drugs were in the truck, but admitted to using meth “in the past,” as well as inside the church several times — including with the child’s mother and other parishioners, the affidavit shows.


    Someone may face charges for the injuries to the child, one would think.
     
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  2. Brightmoon

    Brightmoon Apes and humans are all in family Hominidae.

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  3. iluvatar5150

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    This would’ve been funny if it weren’t for the kid.
     
  4. Pommer

    Pommer Autodidact polymath

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    Maybe methamphetimine is a “sacrament” in this Church?
     
  5. Sketcher

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    Ugh.
     
  6. iluvatar5150

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  7. NerdGirl123

    NerdGirl123 If only we could be ourselves...

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    People doing crazy stuff in the name of religion is nothing new to the world.

    I hope the child is safely in a new home. Poor little thing :(
     
  8. seeking.IAM

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    Another thread asks why today's young people don't embrace Christianity. Why should they upon reading accounts such as this? We have horrible ambassadors for the faith. The Church needs to clean up its act.
     
  9. ThatRobGuy

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    Now that you mention it, when the Pastor started resembling the energy and mannerisms of The Nature Boy, some folks did get suspicious...


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